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The Basics of Training Your Horse



Horses can understand human emotion and respond to body language. As prey animals with a strong fight-or-flight response, horses are difficult to train. They are naturally fearful to unfamiliar situations in places like a horse farm Easthampton MA. Taking the time to empathize with them will make a difference. There are several stages of training you must follow to ensure your horse can trust you.

Bonding
Each time you communicate with your horse, you form a bond based on trust and empathy. Herds of horses had to survive by fleeing dangerous predators, so you shouldn't intimidate them with fear or "tough love" if they don't follow your command. If your horse keeps a distance from you or refuses to move, you should be mindful of what environmental stimuli could trigger their response. You should learn how to desensitize your horse. Repeated exposure to the same stimuli will calm a horse's anxieties, which should make future training sessions easier.
Dressage
Establishing basic groundwork will help your horse feel more comfortable. You should engage with different exercises to teach your horse various behaviors. Lead them with your reigns by either walking in front or by the horse's shoulder. Tie a lunging line to a bridle when teaching your horse when to trot or cantor. It's important to transition different commands, as this will encourage adaptable behavior. Give clear, concise orders with a specific intent in mind each time. The horse will learn to obey with habitual learning. You should rely on circle work before establishing a consistent riding routine, which requires greater flexibility that must be ingrained by using different exercises.

To train your horse effectively, you have to understand and respect their behavior. Proper bonding will allow you to take full command of the horse and must be established over time with patience and observation. Teach groundwork with basic behaviors to build rapport between you and your horse. Before riding your horse, you want to reinforce basic commands and find ways to calm your horse's anxious instincts when necessary.

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